Westbound I-70 reopens after truck crash in Summit County

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A crash involving a truck carrying a crane closed westbound Interstate 70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel on Friday night.

The closure lasted several hours until early Saturday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The semitruck rolled over west of the tunnel, about two miles east of the Silverthorne exit.

Colorado State Patrol investigators said the truck driver suffered minor injuries.

The truck leaked fluids, so a hazardous materials team was called to assist with the cleanup.

Traffic on westbound I-70 was diverted onto U.S. 6 at the tunnel. Drivers then went over Loveland Pass to get around the crash scene.

Traffic was backed up several miles to Idaho Springs.